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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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2603, 2018

The Joy of Work

By , , , and |March 26th, 2018|

Ask any staffing firm, big or small, what its top challenge is. Not surprisingly, the answers are identical: Finding people with the right skills given the scarcity of talent. Organizations — including staffing firms — are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007 with the US unemployment rate at 4.1% in February. Firms are all vying for the […]

1402, 2018

Staffing 100: The Human Touch

By , , , , and |February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Staffing 100 class of 2018. Innovative and committed to the human capital cause, these honorees are doing what it takes to elevate our ecosystem. Nominated by you, our advisors and the SIA team, these influencers are devoted to improving the human condition — as evidenced by their numerous charitable endeavors. But what drives […]

2011, 2017

Marketing by Design

By |November 20th, 2017|

Marketing seldom gets the attention it deserves in the talent acquisition ecosphere. The landscape, however, has dramatically evolved as marketing strategies increasingly play a part in staffing agencies’ growth.

Marketing professionals in the staffing industry no longer simply generate newsletters, press releases and websites; they have developed into bona fide business partners, invested in the strategies […]

2609, 2017

2017 Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , , , and |September 26th, 2017|

Getting to the top of the corporate ladder is no easy feat. And women must excel almost to the point of being superhuman to even attempt cracking the glass ceiling. The good news? Some ground has been broken. Let’s take the iconic Fortune 500 list for 2017. The number of women CEOs on that list […]

2707, 2017

40 Under 40

By , , , and |July 27th, 2017|

Staying on top of your game in an ever-evolving industry is tough. Welcome to Staffing Industry Analysts’ first 40 Under 40 list. We are proud to present these leaders, many of whom have achieved remarkable success in the ecosystem. Some have created new companies, others new products in existing businesses, and still more pioneered new ways of sourcing talent. In the following […]

1205, 2017

On the Cutting Edge

By |May 12th, 2017|

Ilonka Jankovich, venture partner at the Randstad Innovation Fund, is responsible for building an ecosystem in HR tech, making investment decisions and developing strategy for the fund. Since launching in March 2014, the venture capital fund has partnered with startups like Brazen, Crunchr, Gigwalk and HackerRank to fuel innovation in the HR industry. Jankovich recently […]

105, 2017

Changing Colors

By |May 1st, 2017|

Talent marketplaces, online staffing, crowdsourcing, human cloud — they all add up to an ever-increasing collection of terminology to describe the connection of people with work. And then there is the freelancer management system, or FMS, one of the now-venerable terms in this talent lexicon.

Staffing Industry Analysts defines FMS as “a cloud-based workforce management platform […]

2703, 2017

Culture Power

By , , , and |March 27th, 2017|

If companies could bottle and sell what makes their employees happy and productive, they’d make a fortune. However, there are some staffing firms who may not have done exactly that but have created cultures that make their employees feel valued. That approach has consistently boosted the bottom line.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Workforce […]

902, 2017

Meet the 2017 Influencers

By , , , and |February 9th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]

111, 2016

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing North America 50

By , , , , and |November 1st, 2016|

These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]